I have kids. Two of them in fact and they’re my life and the biggest part of why I do what I do. Being a Dad is awesome, but it isn’t a part-time job, as a committed full-time-all-the-time parent, I’m not THE priority anymore – it’s all about them. So when it comes to my fitness, when do I get to take care of me? In our hustle and bustle culture, this dilemma challenges parents everywhere.
Propel, the workout water for people passionate about fitness, knows this. They asked my opinion of a possible solution to help parents. To be honest, I don’t think of itself as a solution as much as it is a necessity for me. I find I’m a better Dad when I’m active daily – stressful situations don’t bother me as much, my attention tends to improve and I’m more present in their lives as such. All because I got my workout in.
The solution is not about MAKING MORE time in a day – after all there’s only 1440 minutes in a day and most of it is taken. But instead of trying to make back time by cutting out stuff you want to be doing, try what I do…
Overlap your commitments. Make kid time, our time.
It’s no secret that when kids are at the park they are ripping it up and having a great time. To them it isn’t working out or exercising, it’s just playing and having fun. They got it figured out. So as parents, it’s time for us to play too.
The Down and Dirty #PropelFit Playground Workout
The time for this workout is 10 minutes. It’s down and dirty and I bet your kids would love to do it with you too.
- 30 seconds Bear Crawl
- 30 seconds over and under (up the slide, under the slide)
- 15 seconds right side plank
- 15 seconds left side plank
- 30 seconds plank
- 30 seconds of push-ups
- 30 seconds of sit-ups
- 30 seconds of squats
- 30 seconds monkey bars
- Rest 1 minute, then repeat
If you haven’t tried Propel fitness water yet, I highly recommend it. Propel, from the makers of Gatorade, is a flavored water beverage that provides vitamin B, and antioxidant vitamins C & E, so you can hydrate, replenish and get the most from your workouts. My favorite thing to bring to the park is water bottles for me and the kids (we never leave home without them) and the Propel liquid enhancer. One squeeze of the liquid water enhancer will add both flavor and vitamins to a bottle of plain water, ensuring that both my kids and I have a delicious way to stay hydrated during our workout. (And BTW, did I mention they LOVE IT! It’s upped their overall water intake by a bottle a day alone! Hoorah!)
No more excuses – there’s time to play and exercise!
Hey, 10 minutes is less than 1% of your 1440 minute day. I know you have 10 minutes… and aren’t you glad I didn’t say “burpee”?
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This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Propel. I was compensated and all opinions are 100% my own.